Model #: tac-tac

TAC7

The TAC7 scanner captures and stores color, texture, gloss and other surface appearance characteristics of physical material samples.

Capture Materials with Unmatched Realism

Measuring a material’s appearance characteristics is critical to improving quality and accelerating time to market. By accurately measuring  the appearance characteristics of physical samples, the TAC7 Scanner produces highly accurate digital material files that can easily be communicated and shared across the design to production workflow

Benefits:

  • Capture the exact physical appearance properties such as color, texture, gloss, translucency and transparency in a digital format that makes it easy to experience unmatched realism in the virtual world
  • Simplify the maintenance and upkeep of samples by utilizing digital material libraries
  • Eliminate ambiguities with precise accuracy to improve product quality and communication with stakeholders to reduce design approval cycles and accelerate time to market 
  • Reduce the amount of time spent manually adjusting and correcting scanned materials 
  • Experience more accurate renderings and improved product quality 
  • Visualize designs with unmatched accuracy, consistency and realism
The TAC Ecosystem, with the TAC7 Scanner at its core, enables designers to capture reality in a physically precise way. From special effects pigments to synthetic fabrics, it is now possible to capture and communicate physical appearance properties, such as color, gloss, and texture, digitally to experience unmatched realism in 3D designs.

Total Appearance Capture Ecosystem

Total Appearance Capture Ecosystem

The TAC™ Ecosystem is an award-winning appearance solution that enables an unmatched level of realism and efficiency in digital material capture and 3D design. Accurately and consistently share material appearance information across every step of the product development process to reduce design approval cycles and accelerate time to market.


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Specifications

Measurement Geometry

4 monocromatic cameras at 0º, 22.5 º, 45º and 67.5º
illumination with 20+ white LEDs
3 spectral filter wheels and a motorized Linear Light Scanner

Inter-Instrument Agreement

Not published

Illumination Colors

Not published

Illumination Spot Size 130 mm
Image Contact During Measurements

No

Lamp Life

10.000 hrs

Light Level Adjustment

Automatic

Light Level Sensor

Yes

Light Source

LED

Linearity

Not published

Measurement Spot

130 mm

Measurement Time

15 to 60 min

Media Thickness

210 mm x 297 mm (flat surfaces),
5.45 kg max.

Patch Size

130 mm

Humidity

Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% relative, non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% relative, non-condensing

Operating Temperature Range

10º C to 40º C / 50º F to 111º F

Storage Temperature Range

-20º C to 55º C / -4º F to 131º F

Material

Steel, PUR

Minimum Order Quantity

1

Unit Color

Black

Weight

126 kg / 278 lb

Package Dimensions (length, width, height)

112 cm x 112 cm x 180 cm / 44 in x 44 in x 71 in

Shipped Weight

270 kg / 595 lb

3rd Party Software Supported

Through PANTORA

Communication Interface

1000BaseT

Configuration Options

Backlight option for Alphamaps (end of 2016)

Experience Level

Advanced

Import/Export Format

AxF via PANTORA SW

Instrument Display

No

Languages Supported

EN

Software Development Kit

TAC7 SDK

Status Panel

Yes

Battery

No

Voltage

100-240 VAC/50-60 Hz

Wattage

250 W

Calibration

Radiometric calibration (user)
Geometric calibration (service)

Measurement Background

Black

Mobile Device Compatibility

No

Optical Brigtener Compensation (OBC)

No

NetProfiler Support

No

PantoneLIVE Support

No

Sample Preview

Yes

Warranty

12 month, sold with maintenance contract

What's Included?

TAC7 Scanner, calibration targets, cassette, power and ethernet cords

Android

No

Apple iOS

No

Macintosh

No

Windows

Windows 7 64 bit or
Windows 10 64 bit

Available Disk Space

Min. 1 TB free space

Connectivity

Min. 1 Gigabit Ethernet adapter
(recommended: 2 adapters, one dedicated for TAC7 communication)

Display Resolution

1080p or higher

Internet Connection

Not required

Memory

Min. 16 GB

Number of Displays Supported per Workstation

2

Optical Drive

Internet or usb dongle

Processor

Intel Xeon or Core i7 recommended (AMD CPUs not tested by X-Rite)
min. 8 virtual cores (for example 4 physical and 2x hyperthreading)
min.10,000 CPU Marks recommended

Security

User must have Administrator rights to install and uninstall the application

Video Card

NVIDIA Quadro or GeForce (AMD GPUs not tested by X-Rite)
min. 2 GB RAM, min. 5,000 G3D Marks recommended

Compatible Android Devices

No

Compatible iOS Devices

No

Data Format AxF

Featured Support

Software: See All Support

Featured Training

Online Training / eLearning: See All Training

Testimonials

"To turn the vision of a fully automated Car-Configurator process into reality, TAC is essential. X Rite's solution enables us to reach true-to-life quality images to replicate highlights in a car's paint job." - Dr. Markus Denny, Head of Digital Image Factory


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Appearance Exchange Format (AxF™)

AxF is a vendor-neutral file format that digitally stores and shares a material’s appearance properties across PLM, CAD and rendering applications.

TAC Services

Let X-Rite experts handle the physical material scanning for you. Transform your samples into highly accurate digital material data files for use in 3D rendering applications.

News and Events

Events

Re'aD Summit 2017

Visit X-Rite at Re’aD Summit to see a live demonstration of the Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) ecosystem, an award-winning appearance measurement solution, and to hear Dr. Tobias Rausch speak about how virtual reality can revolutionize the product design and development process.

PI Apparel

Visit X-Rite at PI Apparel to see a live demonstration of the Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) ecosystem, an award-winning appearance measurement solution.

Color Management Conference

The 2018 Color Management Conference is the event to learn everything there is to know about doing color right. Our top color experts will be presenting key and actionable insights that will help you finally get color right in 2018.


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